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The Random House Book of Poetry for Children : A Treasury of 572 Poems for Today's Child
     

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children : A Treasury of 572 Poems for Today's Child

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by Jack Prelutsky, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
 

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The most accessible and joyous introduction to the world of poetry!

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children offers both funny and illuminating poems for kids personally selected by the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky. Featuring a wealth of beloved classic poems from the past and modern glittering gems, every child who

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The most accessible and joyous introduction to the world of poetry!

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children offers both funny and illuminating poems for kids personally selected by the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky. Featuring a wealth of beloved classic poems from the past and modern glittering gems, every child who opens this treasury will finda world of surprises and delights which will instill a lifelong love of poetry. Featuring 572 unforgettable poems, and over 400 one-of-a-kind illustrations from the Caldecott-winning illustrator of the Frog and Toad series, Arnold Lobel, this collection is, quite simply, the perfect way to introduce children to the world of poetry.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Prelutsky is one of the most trusted names in children's poetry. During the school year he probably gets a hundred letters a week from kids. Kids know that Prelutsky is their friend because he writes about the things they care about-outer space, monsters, dragons, sports, food fights, sibling rivalry, and weird friends. He never condescends. Prelutsky tell things in unique, interesting ways. He's compiled anthologies like this one where he draws on many current writers who he believes are some of the best children's poets who ever lived.
New York Times Book Review
The poems, two-thirds of which were published during the past four decades, are arranged by subject — nature, the four seasons, animals (especially dogs and cats) and other living things, city life, children, home, food, characters, nonsense verse, wordplay, ghosts and other strange creatures, and the unclassifiable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394850108
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1983
Series:
Random House Book of... Series
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
73,251
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 18 Years

Meet the Author

JACK PRELUTSKY, long considered the unofficial poet laureate of elementary school kids, was officially names the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate in 2006. He has written more than forty books of verse, ranging from his big collectionsof more than one hundred verses each–such as The New Kid on the Block and It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles–to his delightful picture book collections such as: Good Sports: Rhymes About Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Honor Book. In addition to The Random House Books of Poetry for Children, he has also compiled The 20th- Century Children’s Poetry Treasury, The Beauty of the Beast, Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young, and eight other award-winning anthologies. He was born in the Bronx, has traveled to all fifty states to promote poetry, and now lives in Seattle with his wife, Carolyn.

ARNOLD LOBEL began his career in children’s books in 1961 and illustrated over seventy books, some of which he also wrote. He received the Caldecott Medal for Fables in 1981 and a Caldecott Honor in 1971 for Frog and Toad Are Friends. It’s sequel, Frog and Toad Together, was an 1973 Newberry Honor Book. His last major project before his death in 1987 was The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose (originally published as The Random House Book of Mother Goose). He is widely considered one of the greatest children’s book illustrators of the twentieth century.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have used this book for 24 years of my teaching career, reading poetry,and studying with my students. It's great for different occasions of the year, and the kids really enjoy it. Remember poetry must be read aloud to truly appreciate it. This book is great for that, in the classroom, or at home with your own children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a good book made up of different poems and one of my favorite ones is titled John tom and James. A lot of the poems are realy funny and the best ones to me start on page 107
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great and many people should read it